Imagine Moore Winery located in Naples, NY southwest of Canandaigua Lake, is a relative newcomer to the Finger Lakes Wine world. There's something undeniably charming about the operation.

Co-owners Tim and Diane Moore are dedicated to sustainability and only buy fruit from sustainably managed vineyards throughout the Finger Lakes. Their labels, which are painted onto the bottles, are done with organic ink. And those labels, in addition to carrying the grape names, also feature names like Love, Harmony and Peace. There's got to be some "hippy" in the Moore's, no?

I tasted a handful of their wines from the 2006 and 2007 vintages and the Imagine Moore Winery 2007 "Joy" Dry Riesling ($15) stood out as the best. The nose is a bit austere, but vigorous swirling coaxes out nice peach, lemon and lemon zest aromas.

The palate is similarly citrusy with stone fruit taking a back seat and just a little bit of wet stone on a medium finish. Feathery light in terms of body, this dry riesling is almost bone dry and features subtle, but sufficient acidity. It's a refreshing wine, if a bit straight forward.

Producer: Imagine Moore Winery
AVA: Finger Lakes
ABV: 12.5%
Rating:   25
(2.5 out of 5 | Average-to-Very Good)

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